I'm having a hard time reading this thread, I keep daydreaming of owning a wagon. Nice project. Back in the late 70's my older brother had put a '60 283 in his 67' Chevelle while he built a bigger motor. When the new motor was ready he went out and tried to blow the 283 up by revving the crap out of it while racing around town. He finally gave up and pulled the 283 out still intact. Lot of respect for those motors.